LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers found their offense at home, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 96-88 on Saturday night to pull within 2-1 in the Western Conference first-round series.
Newly crowned Most Improved Player CJ McCollum added 27 points for Portland, which snapped a five-game losing streak to the Clippers going back to the regular season.
Mason Plumlee had six points, 21 rebounds and nine assists for Portland, which hosts Game 4 on Monday night.
Chris Paul finished with 26 points for the Clippers, who had held the Blazers to an average of just 88 points in the first two games — down from an average of 105.1 in the regular season. Paul has scored 25 or more points in four straight playoff games dating to last season.
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